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COMMENTS 

The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
Lucy Shackleton More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Call: Ideas for Horizon 2020 bids?

17 February 2014

The UCL European Institute offers to facilitate discussions that may lead to collaborative bids


The European Commission has recently published the first Work Programmes and Calls for Proposals under its new flagship Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. It is the biggest such programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

As with the previous Framework Programmes, H2020 involves a complex application process and the collaboration of many partners. The European Institute offers UCL research staff a platform to discuss and develop project ideas that are very broadly speaking Europe-related, particularly from the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We do not offer expert support with or advice on the proposal writing stage, although we will offer links with UCL offices that do. Above all, we wish to stimulate, brainstorm and support the development of ideas and intellectual rationales that have the potential to develop into H2020 bids.

If you are interested in taking part in such exploratory discussions, please email us with a brief outline of your research interest and proposal idea.


Relevant Calls:

Horizon 2020 no longer provides a separate pillar to social science/humanities areas; these have instead been integrated into all other areas, making them harder to identify. With the help of UCL's European Research and Innovation Office we have extracted a summary of calls (with deadlines 2014 and 2015), which might be of particular interest. Below an excerpt of these - the full list is available upon request.

  • REFLECTIVE-2-2015: Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation
  • REFLECTIVE-3-2015: European cohesion, regional and urban policies and the perceptions of Europe
  • REFLECTIVE-4-2015: Cultural opposition in the former socialist countries
  • REFLECTIVE-6-2015: Innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets
  • EURO-1-2014: Resilient and sustainable economic and monetary union in Europe
  • EURO-3-2014: European societies after the crisis
  • EURO-4-2014: Political challenges for Europe
  • INT-3-2015: Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestants
  • INT-8-2015: The European Union and the Eastern Partnership